Violet Blue

Violet Blue is the author of The Smart Girl's Guide to Privacy. She contributes to ZDNet, CNET, CBS News, and SF Appeal.

Larry Seltzer

Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years

Latest Posts

MacBook exploit in circulation?

An anonymous blogger claims he/she was able to monitor the network at CanSecWest security conference and snag a full packet capture of the MacBook hijack contest.

April 25, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Mozilla extends Firefox 1.5 support

Mozilla seems to be having a hard time pulling the plug on Firefox 1.5. After today, the open-source group planned to stop shipping security and stability updates for Firefox 1.5 but now I'm hearing that support has been extended to the middle of May.

April 24, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


QuickTime bug brought down MacBook

The vulnerability is a Java-based vulnerability in QuickTime, which is installed by default on Mac OS X. Any Java-enabled Web browser on this platform is an attack vector.

April 23, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


10 questions for MacBook hacker Dino Dai Zovi

I caught up with security researcher Dino Dai Zovi to discuss his successful hijack of a MacBook Pro machine at last week's CanSecWest conference in Vancouver, Canada.We talk about the specific vulnerability, the motivation for the attack, Apple's response and his plans around Mac OS X research: RN: What's your OS of choice?

April 23, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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Russinovich: Malware will thrive, even with Vista's UAC

Despite all the anti-malware roadblocks built into Windows Vista, a senior Microsoft official is lowering the security expectations, warning that viruses, password-stealing Trojans and rootkits will continue to thrive as malware authors adapt to the new operating system.

April 23, 2007 by Ryan Naraine

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MacBook Pro hijacked with Safari zero-day

Hackers Dino Dai Zovi and Shane Macaulay teamed up to hijack a MacBook Pro laptop at the CanSecWest security conference here, effectively pouring cold water on the Mac faithful's belief that the machines are impenetrable.

April 20, 2007 by Ryan Naraine


Apple zaps 25 more Mac OS X bugs

Apple has issued a mega-update with patches for 25 new security vulnerabilities affecting Mac OS X users. This is the fourth update (89th security patch) issued by Apple in 2007.

April 19, 2007 by Ryan Naraine